Rhodes University School of JMS

Rhodes University School of JMS

Stories and projects for Rhodes JMS

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” ― Virginia Woolf

In 2013, I worked on a number of projects in the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies. I was commissioning editor for the Rhodes Journalism Review and helped create the very first digital edition, RJR Alive. I also managed the school’s website and various social media accounts. Here are some of the projects I worked on:

Rhodes Journalism Review Issue 33

Working on the Rhodes Journalism Review as commissioning editor gave me keen insight into the South African media landscape. The journal was divided into five sections: “Young and Mediated”; “Regulation, Ethics, Accountability”; “Notes from the Cutting Edge”; “The Marikana Aftermath” and “Media in Mozambique”. It was a privilege to work with so many influential media producers and the experience I gained from the entire process is invaluable.


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RJR Alive 1: Viva Radio

This was one of my favourite projects while working on the Rhodes Journalism Review. Since I was a child I’ve had a special place in my heart for radio and I enjoyed collecting snippets of stories from fellow radio lovers.

I especially enjoyed working with Joe Richman on his essay on how a cough in a courtroom revealed so much about the trial of Nelson Mandela.


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RJR Alive 2: Nelson Mandela tribute

Speaking of Nelson Mandela, I remember putting this issue together when the entire nation was keeping watch by his sickbed. I discovered some fascinating stories about the preservation and archiving of legacy.


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More Rhodes JMS stories

I also wrote several stories for the Rhodes JMS website:


Rhodes JMS student work

Follow the link below to see all my student work: